Breakout Session II: People First: The Challenges of Hiring, Diversity and HR

Mar 13, 2018, 2:00 PM
3:00 PM
A wide-ranging discussion of hiring and HR issues for newspapers, including finding and keeping talent (especially sales and tech), diversity, dealing with the aging out of pressroom staff, and new places to look for talent, including radio, TV and digital operations.

Key Highlights

  • ­Diversity and inclusion policy is not only the right thing to do, it’s good business
  • Look for people with a different background – racial, gender, ideological, experience, generational
  • Internships are valuable but a challenge to keep some longer than a few years
  • Work with a college partner
  • Look at what kind of culture you are fostering
  • Your product should look like your community – you are the eyes, ears of your community
  • Hardest department to hire for is sales, particularly digital sales. Finding entry level reporter is not a problem – retention is more of an issue
  • Show people a day in the life of a media organization
  • Actively search and seek candidates out
  • We’re really talking about being more caring, open people and organizations
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  • Nu Yang Headshot

    Nu  Yang 

    Managing Editor, Editor & Publisher
    Full bio ››
  • Wendy Warren

    Wendy  Warren 

    Director, Integrated Media, NBC10 (WCAU/NBC Philadelphia)
    Full bio ››
  • Steve Spolar

    Steve  Spolar 

    Chief Human Resources Officer, Block Communications
    Full bio ››
  • Tim Timmons

    Tim  Timmons 

    Chief Executive Officer, Sagamore News Media
    Full bio ››